“[Ms. May’s choreography passes] … through states of compulsiveness, vulnerability and often implicitly erotic competitiveness.” – The New York Times, Jack Anderson

Juliana May is a New York-born and New York-based choreographer whose work explores deep, primitive emotions, and the ways in which they manifest bodily. Her commissioned and presented works include Commentary = not thing/Reconstruction (presented), American Realness, New York, NY (2014); Commentary = not thing/Reconstruction (commission and premiere), New York Live Arts, New York, NY (2013); and Gutter Gate (commission and premiere), Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY (2011).

Her awards include The Jeff Duncan Award, Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY (2011); the Thesis Award, MFA program, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (2011); and the Chancellors Awards, MFA program, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI (2010-2011). Her grants include the Manhattan Community Arts Fund (MCAF), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY (2010). She was an artist-in-residence in Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY (2012). She received a B.A. in Dance and Art History from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

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